1. How to track your position in timr?
timr allows you to track the position of your employees. Therefore you can see with one mouse click where your employees are located when starting and stopping their project times. This feature helps your company saving time and money.
Note: The position is only tracked when you press "Start" and "Stop". timr doesn't offer live position tracking.
Example: You run an installer-craft company with 5 employees. Your employees are working on field services most of the time and they are working on different construction sites. You get a call from an important customer, it is an emergency case. With timr you can see the location of your employees at a glance. Now you can easily send the employee who is next to the customer.
2. Where to view the Positions?
In the timr web application in 'Reports', 'User Dashboard' you see the starting position of the employees and the start and stop position of already saved entries in the single tabs 'Working Time', 'Project Time' and 'Drive Log'.
The position is tracked at the start and the end of the recording.
If you move the mouse over the icon a map, like shown in the screenshot below, appears. As indicated in this example the position at the time of start is shown. Apart from the exact address, you can see the latitude, the longitude and the accuracy. The accuracy is particularly important because the signal may not always be present (eg. in buildings).
By clicking you get a larger, clearer picture in form of google maps, which provides you a more detailed map of the tracked position.
3. Your Team at a glance
Like shown in the example "Running Project Time Recordings" you can see the user who is working (marker 1), on which task (marker 2). There is also the possibility for your employees to provide a detailed description (marker 3). In marker 4 you see the start date and the start time. You see the current duration (marker 5) and the icon of marker 8 shows the position of the employee.
4. How to track the Position?
The position tracking is only available through the mobile clients. The timr app detects your position on your phone and shows it in the web application.
4.1. Configuration for position tracking
Configuring the timr position tracking is divided in 2 levels:
- At first, the timr App needs the permission of the platform which offers a location service. Usually, you'll be asked about this permission on the very first App start.
- In the timr settings, our Apps (except timr iOS App) offer a setting to enable or disable "Position Tracking".
4.2. Position detection on the mobile clients
During the search of a GPS signal BlackBerry indicates "locating", as you can see in the screenshot 1. As soon as a position was found, you can see "located" at the same place. If you choose in the settings that you don't want to track the position, you see an "off" icon on your screen as you can see in marker 2.
Android shows a position icon on the top right side of the screen if gps is activated.
A detailed article about GPS Tracking in the timr Android app is available here.
The iOS platform shows a small arrow on the top right side as soon as GPS is active.
A detailed article about GPS Tracking in the timr iPhone app is available here.
4.2.4. Windows Phone
As soon as a position was found, the Windows Phone shows "located". If the position tracking is turned off, "Off" is shown.
A detailed article about GPS Tracking in the timr Windows Phone app is available here.
Note: At the moment GPS mileage tracking is only possible on the iOS platform.